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T.O. Environs
Kleinburg
10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg ON L0J 1C0 (located 30km N of downtown Toronto, take Major Mackenzie Dr from Hwy 400 or 27)
Nov-Apr: Tues-Sun 10-4. May 1-Oct 31: Open daily. Open holiday Mondays, including Easter and Canada Day. Closed Dec 25. Call to confirm hours. Wheelchair accessible.
admission: $18 adults | $15 seniors & students (with ID) | $36 families | FREE to children 5 and under | $5 parking.
T: 905 893 1121 T2: 1 888 213 1121
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EXHIBITIONS ... more
EXHIBITIONS –
Opens Sat 6 May 2017:
The Group of Seven Guitar Project. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners. The Group of Seven Guitar Project explores the art of guitar making inspired by the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. This exhibition puts the spotlight on eight masterwork guitars commissioned by the McMichael from great Canadian luthiers Jean Larrivée, Tony Duggan-Smith, George Gray, Sergei de Jonge, William "Grit" Laskin, Linda Manzer and David Wren. Accompanying the extraordinary handcrafted guitars is a curated show of paintings featuring works by the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. The artworks prime viewers to make the connection between the talents and passions of each artist and the guitars they informed ... more
The Group of Seven Guitar Project.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners.
The Group of Seven Guitar Project explores the art of guitar making inspired by the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. This exhibition puts the spotlight on eight masterwork guitars commissioned by the McMichael from great Canadian luthiers Jean Larrivée, Tony Duggan-Smith, George Gray, Sergei de Jonge, William "Grit" Laskin, Linda Manzer and David Wren. Accompanying the extraordinary handcrafted guitars is a curated show of paintings featuring works by the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. The artworks prime viewers to make the connection between the talents and passions of each artist and the guitars they informed.
Mar 11-Aug 20, 2017:
Steve Driscoll & Finn O'Hara: Size Matters. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Primary Exhibition for Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Size Matters brings together the work of painter Steve Driscoll and photographer Finn O'Hara for their first-ever exhibition at a public art gallery. These Toronto-based artists face a dichotomy familiar to many millennials: urban lifestyles combined with a love for the outdoors. The resulting images are moments of intervention on landscapes that are sharply foreign to the production and even the subject matter of the paintings themselves. Their work is a creative response to the need for a sense of scale ... more
Steve Driscoll & Finn O'Hara: Size Matters.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Primary Exhibition for Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
Size Matters brings together the work of painter Steve Driscoll and photographer Finn O'Hara for their first-ever exhibition at a public art gallery. These Toronto-based artists face a dichotomy familiar to many millennials: urban lifestyles combined with a love for the outdoors. The resulting images are moments of intervention on landscapes that are sharply foreign to the production and even the subject matter of the paintings themselves. Their work is a creative response to the need for a sense of scale.
Feb 4-Sep 4, 2017:
Higher States: Lawren S. Harris and His American Contemporaries. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by Dr. Roald Nasgaard and Gwendolyn Owens. This selection of approximately 70 paintings takes a new Canadian perspective regarding the exciting and spiritual body of abstract work by Lawren Harris and his US counterparts. Higher States frames the iconic Canadian landscape painter and member of the Group of Seven in the larger North American context during his years in New Hampshire and New Mexico, and features an important presentation of his US contemporaries, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Emil Bisttram, and Marsden Hartley ... more
Higher States: Lawren S. Harris and His American Contemporaries.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Curated by Dr. Roald Nasgaard and Gwendolyn Owens.
This selection of approximately 70 paintings takes a new Canadian perspective regarding the exciting and spiritual body of abstract work by Lawren Harris and his US counterparts. Higher States frames the iconic Canadian landscape painter and member of the Group of Seven in the larger North American context during his years in New Hampshire and New Mexico, and features an important presentation of his US contemporaries, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Emil Bisttram, and Marsden Hartley.
Feb 18-Jun 18, 2017:
Arctic Echoes: Sound, Stories and Song in the New North. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by Nancy Campbell. Music, storytelling, poetry, and dance are essential expressions of Inuit cultural identity. This series of Inuit art exhibitions is themed to sounds and activities associated with sound as manifested in the Arctic environment, Inuit songs, instrumental performances, and other aural / oral sources represented in Inuit visual art. This exhibition also includes some works on paper by Inuit women artists selected from the recent Museum of Inuit Art acquisition ... more
Arctic Echoes: Sound, Stories and Song in the New North.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Curated by Nancy Campbell.
Music, storytelling, poetry, and dance are essential expressions of Inuit cultural identity. This series of Inuit art exhibitions is themed to sounds and activities associated with sound as manifested in the Arctic environment, Inuit songs, instrumental performances, and other aural / oral sources represented in Inuit visual art. This exhibition also includes some works on paper by Inuit women artists selected from the recent Museum of Inuit Art acquisition.
Mar 4-Aug 20, 2017:
Morrisseau at the McMichael. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners. A bold and colourful journey unfolds at the McMichael with the return of the work of ground-breaking artist Norval Morrisseau. Morrisseau at the McMichael takes visitors back to the summer of 1979, when the gallery was honoured to host Morrisseau as artist-in-residence. During this time, the artist worked on sixteen commissioned works, including the masterpiece Shaman and Disciples. This exhibition is drawn entirely from the McMichael's collection, and includes works from the 1979 commission as well as intimate photos of the artist at work in the Tom Thomson Shack on the McMichael grounds ... more
Morrisseau at the McMichael.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners.
A bold and colourful journey unfolds at the McMichael with the return of the work of ground-breaking artist Norval Morrisseau. Morrisseau at the McMichael takes visitors back to the summer of 1979, when the gallery was honoured to host Morrisseau as artist-in-residence. During this time, the artist worked on sixteen commissioned works, including the masterpiece Shaman and Disciples. This exhibition is drawn entirely from the McMichael's collection, and includes works from the 1979 commission as well as intimate photos of the artist at work in the Tom Thomson Shack on the McMichael grounds.
Dec 17, 2016 - Sep 17, 2017:
Lawren Harris: Leaps and Bounds. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners. The leading member of the Group of Seven, Lawren S. Harris has become one of the most recognizable figures in landscape painting in Canada. A lesser known side of Harris's story is that he spent the second half of his career as an abstract painter. This exhibition demonstrates the breadth of Harris's oeuvre using works drawn entirely from the McMichael's collection, and includes personal photographs of the painter and some of the tools and materials he used to create his masterpieces ... more
Lawren Harris: Leaps and Bounds.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners.
The leading member of the Group of Seven, Lawren S. Harris has become one of the most recognizable figures in landscape painting in Canada. A lesser known side of Harris's story is that he spent the second half of his career as an abstract painter. This exhibition demonstrates the breadth of Harris's oeuvre using works drawn entirely from the McMichael's collection, and includes personal photographs of the painter and some of the tools and materials he used to create his masterpieces.
Sep 12, 2016 - Apr 17, 2017:
Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven: Destinations. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by Chris Finn. Many of the wilderness landscapes depicted in artworks by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven were interpretations serving as symbols or metaphors of place. However, writers who positioned and promoted Thomson's and the Group of Seven's work within a geographical and Canadian nation-building narrative, created a sense of authenticity while aligning their imagery with political as well as commercial interests. This exhibition presents a selection of the artists' paintings and prints depicting their renderings of the "North", including masterworks such as Mount Robson by Lawren Harris, and Byng Inlet, Georgian Bay by Tom Thomson ... more
Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven: Destinations.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Curated by Chris Finn.
Many of the wilderness landscapes depicted in artworks by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven were interpretations serving as symbols or metaphors of place. However, writers who positioned and promoted Thomson's and the Group of Seven's work within a geographical and Canadian nation-building narrative, created a sense of authenticity while aligning their imagery with political as well as commercial interests. This exhibition presents a selection of the artists' paintings and prints depicting their renderings of the "North", including masterworks such as Mount Robson by Lawren Harris, and Byng Inlet, Georgian Bay by Tom Thomson.
Sep 12, 2016 - Apr 17, 2017:
Once Upon a Time, Deep in the Dark Forest. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curator: Sharona Adamowicz-Clements. In the landscape art of the Group of Seven, the viewer has been conditioned to recognize the picturesque beauty of the Canadian forest. Fierce, strong, and often unspoiled, it reflected a sense of character for a developing nation. This exhibition presents historical and contemporary art – including that of the Group and their associates – that suggests the forest is no symbol of glory; it is where beauty, mystery, fantasy, and darkness collide ... more
Once Upon a Time, Deep in the Dark Forest.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Curator: Sharona Adamowicz-Clements.
In the landscape art of the Group of Seven, the viewer has been conditioned to recognize the picturesque beauty of the Canadian forest. Fierce, strong, and often unspoiled, it reflected a sense of character for a developing nation. This exhibition presents historical and contemporary art – including that of the Group and their associates – that suggests the forest is no symbol of glory; it is where beauty, mystery, fantasy, and darkness collide.
Nov 18, 2015 - Jun 11, 2017:
A Foundation for Fifty Years: McMichael Masterworks. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by Sarah Stanners. The McMichael owes its existence and collection to the generosity of donors. A Foundation for Fifty Years presents some of the most significant donations made for the McMichael gallery's founding year (1966) by Signe and Robert McMichael, as well as by their peers, who wanted to gift the public with beautiful Canadian masterworks. Installed in the main gallery, this collection celebrates the works of the Group of Seven and their contemporaries. Artists on show include Tom Thomson, Lawren Harris, David Milne, and Emily Carr, to name a few. The exhibition space has been restored to its 1960s modernist style, in a manner that the McMichaels intended: traditional materials with modern lines ... more
A Foundation for Fifty Years: McMichael Masterworks.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Curated by Sarah Stanners.
The McMichael owes its existence and collection to the generosity of donors. A Foundation for Fifty Years presents some of the most significant donations made for the McMichael gallery's founding year (1966) by Signe and Robert McMichael, as well as by their peers, who wanted to gift the public with beautiful Canadian masterworks. Installed in the main gallery, this collection celebrates the works of the Group of Seven and their contemporaries. Artists on show include Tom Thomson, Lawren Harris, David Milne, and Emily Carr, to name a few. The exhibition space has been restored to its 1960s modernist style, in a manner that the McMichaels intended: traditional materials with modern lines.
PROGRAMS. To register for programs, call 905 893 1121 x2216, email programs@mcmichael.com, or visit www.mcmichael.com for more information. Program details subject to change ... more
PROGRAMS. To register for programs, call 905 893 1121 x2216, email programs@mcmichael.com, or visit www.mcmichael.com for more information. Program details subject to change.
Sun 2 Apr, 2:30pm:
McMichael Signature Performance Series.
New Sense of Sound. The critically acclaimed Buffalo Chamber Players are known for exploring both historical chamber music masterworks as well as contemporary works. In this concert program, the ensemble will present works by American composers active in the first half of the 20th century. The repertoire will include select pieces from Aaron Copland, Henry Cowell, Vivian Fine, Arnold Schoenberg, Dane Rudhyar, and Roger Sessions. Reservation required. Fee: $29-$39 general public / $24-$31 McMichael members / $15 students with valid ID. Fee includes gallery admission. http://bit.ly/2nsiYlY ... more
McMichael Signature Performance Series.
New Sense of Sound.
The critically acclaimed Buffalo Chamber Players are known for exploring both historical chamber music masterworks as well as contemporary works. In this concert program, the ensemble will present works by American composers active in the first half of the 20th century. The repertoire will include select pieces from Aaron Copland, Henry Cowell, Vivian Fine, Arnold Schoenberg, Dane Rudhyar, and Roger Sessions.
Reservation required. Fee: $29-$39 general public / $24-$31 McMichael members / $15 students with valid ID. Fee includes gallery admission. http://bit.ly/2nsiYlY.
Sun 9 Apr, 2:30pm:
McMichael Speakers Series.
"Breaking the Ice: The McMichael & Art Gallery of Ontario in Conversation." Reflecting on their recent experiences of bringing Lawren Harris art to both Canadian and American audiences, this lively exchange between Dr. Sarah Stanners, the McMichael Chief Curator, and Andrew Hunter, the Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, at the AGO, will explore the challenges faced by brave curators who strive to produce popular yet intellectually meaningful exhibitions. Reservation required. Fee: $19-$29 general public / $15-$24 McMichael members / $10 students with valid ID. Fee includes gallery admission. http://bit.ly/2mIXw8J ... more
McMichael Speakers Series.
Sun 5 Feb, 2:30pm: "Higher States: Lawren Harris and His American Contemporaries." This curatorial conversation, moderated by the McMichael's Chief Curator Sarah Stanners, explores Lawren Harris's transition from representation to abstract art, and the role he played in this development during the American art scene of the time. FREE with gallery admission.
Mon 20 Mar, 9am-5pm: Harris & Modernity Symposium. Sponsored by the U.S. Consulate General Toronto. This one-day symposium will provide a forum for Canadian and American scholars to re-examine Lawren Harris's artistic career in the context of prevailing modernist and spiritual currents. Celebrate everything Lawren Harris with a full day of insightful talks, art, music, and more. Reservation required. Fee: $80-$90 general public / $64-$72 McMichael members / $25 students with valid ID. Fee includes parking, gallery admission, a boxed lunch and refreshments. http://bit.ly/2nfkYhB.
Sun 9 Apr, 2:30pm: "Breaking the Ice: The McMichael & Art Gallery of Ontario in Conversation." Reflecting on their recent experiences of bringing Lawren Harris art to both Canadian and American audiences, this lively exchange between Dr. Sarah Stanners, the McMichael Chief Curator, and Andrew Hunter, the Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, at the AGO, will explore the challenges faced by brave curators who strive to produce popular yet intellectually meaningful exhibitions. Reservation required. Fee: $19-$29 general public / $15-$24 McMichael members / $10 students with valid ID. Fee includes gallery admission. http://bit.ly/2mIXw8J.
Sat 6 May 2017, 10am-4:30pm:
Artist talk & workshop with Finn O'Hara. During this workshop with landscape photographer Finn O'Hara, you'll learn about the production and narrative concepts behind his most recent images and projects, from portraits of Robert Duvall and the late Rob Ford, to images from the Steve Driscoll & Finn O'Hara: Size Matters exhibition on at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Get insights on the technical and artistic aspects of Finn's practice, as well as tips you can apply to your own photography in this one-day class. Reservation required. Fee: $70 general public / $63 McMichael members. http://bit.ly/2n7pb4h ... more
Artist talk & workshop with Finn O'Hara. During this workshop with landscape photographer Finn O'Hara, you'll learn about the production and narrative concepts behind his most recent images and projects, from portraits of Robert Duvall and the late Rob Ford, to images from the Steve Driscoll & Finn O'Hara: Size Matters exhibition on at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Get insights on the technical and artistic aspects of Finn's practice, as well as tips you can apply to your own photography in this one-day class. Reservation required. Fee: $70 general public / $63 McMichael members. http://bit.ly/2n7pb4h.
Sundays 2pm, May 7, 28 & Jun 18:
The Group of Seven Guitar Project: Acoustic Conversations. Discover the musical soul of the Group of Seven guitars through moderated conversations between some of the best guitar virtuosos and their favourite luthiers. Go behind-the-scenes of Canada's musical world through this series of events integrating art, history, and exclusive guitar performances.
May 7: Jean Larrivée and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.
May 28: Linda Manzer with Tony McManus.
Jun 18: Sergei de Jonge with Emma Rush.
Fee: $39-$49 general public / $31-$40 McMichael members / $20 students with valid ID. Fee includes gallery admission ... more
The Group of Seven Guitar Project: Acoustic Conversations. Discover the musical soul of the Group of Seven guitars through moderated conversations between some of the best guitar virtuosos and their favourite luthiers. Go behind-the-scenes of Canada's musical world through this series of events integrating art, history, and exclusive guitar performances.
May 7: Jean Larrivée and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.
May 28: Linda Manzer with Tony McManus.
Jun 18: Sergei de Jonge with Emma Rush.
Fee: $39-$49 general public / $31-$40 McMichael members / $20 students with valid ID. Fee includes gallery admission.
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